Saturday, May 14, 2016

Saturday's Critters . . .

I have been following the
Washington DC Bald Eagles,
"Mr. President" and "First Lady."
I thought it was time for a recap of the eaglets
and a post for

Washington DC Bald Eaglets
March 22-25, 2016
soon after hatching . . .

growing and changing

big changes
May 13, 2016

In 2014 a pair of mated Bald Eagles chose an idyllic site to build a nest
on the grounds of the United States National Capital, Washington DC.

They nestled high in a Tulip Poplar tree

amongst the Azalea's at the National Arboretum

which is operated by the United States Department of Agriculture.

This is the first Bald Eagle pair to nest in this location since 1947.
The two Eagles have been iconically named
"Mr. President and First Lady"

The First Lady laid her first egg of 2016 on February 10th
and laid her second egg on February 14th early in the morning.

DC2 hatched at 8:27 AM om March 18, 2016, EDT.
DC3 followed two days later, hatching March 20 at about 3:00 AM EDT.

More than 36,000 people voted in choosing names for the eaglets.

The winning patriotic names,

"Freedom and Liberty"
The information above was taken from
Photos were taken from the DC cams A and B
Permission for Photos granted by
© 2016 American Eagle Foundation, EAGLES.ORG


Thank you Eileen for hosting
my next few weeks will find
me in the gardens
and posting will be spotty at best
Happy Days My Friends

Love ~ Lynne

~ ~ ~

"What we have once enjoyed
and deeply loved we can never lose,
for all that we love deeply becomes a part of us."
Helen Keller


TexWisGirl said...

okay, never mind. it just came thru.

carol l mckenna said...

What a delightful post and wonderful photos of the 'newborns' ~ beautiful! Love their names.

Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Great story, Lynne. Funny, I live (1/2 the time) in D.C., but I haven't been following so much.

Pondside said...

What fun to follow their growth from downy chicks to fledglings to young eagles. We see lots of bald eagles up here - such powerful birds.

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Baby ' anything's ' are always so cute aren't they ? ...... I'm afraid there aren't any bald eagles in the UK but I did see a red kite yesterday, which is a medium large bird of prey, in the pub garden !!! XXXX

Laura Beth said...

What great faces! So cute.

Margaret Adamson said...

great story and lovely photogaphs.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Lynne, this is a great post on the famous eaglets. They seem to grow so quickly, it is fun to watch them grow up! I love the Helen Keller quote! Great critter post! Thanks so much for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

Missy George said...

Good job..nice recap..I have seen them on and off but didn't know all those facts..Thanks for sharing..Hope you are having a good weekend..

Nancy's Notes said...

What a wonderful post! The pictures of the eaglets are just adorable. Thanks for sharing!

Jeanie said...

I find this fascinating. Oh, those eaglets are adorable -- and this is very cool indeed.

Happy weekend! Keep warm and cozy!

Adam said...

very cute babies

bj said...

This is really I've missed knowing this is beyond me.
Thanks for sharing this...xoxo

Lowcarb team member said...

Lovely to see ... thank you

All the best Jan

Beth @ PlantPostings said...

Cute, cute, cute. And we learn so much from these observations. :)

Gail said...

How amazing to be able to watch them so closely.

Kim said...

Hard to believe that they start out so teeny, teeny tiny!!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Such a great post Lynne!
Those tiny down covered chicks are adorable.
Liberty and Freedom are wonderful names.

Buttons Thoughts said...

Enjoy your garden time. Thanks for sharing these photos. We do not have eagles here. Hug B

wolfe said...

I've just discovered your blog and find it amazing!
Those birds are magnificent!
Have a nive day!

Daphne Bryson said...

Good Evening Lynne, I have left my paint brush in the paint tin and popped over to visit you to say hello.
.... and what a treat. To see the photographs of those beautiful eagles from baby to full grown was a lovely treat.
Have fun in your garden.... I look forward to seeing your photographs.
Best wishes as always.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

They are so beautiful and adorable :)

simply bev said...

Awesome! I love watching the bird cams this time of year. How amazing that you have this collection of images. Thanks for sharing!

Musings from Kim K. said...

I've gotten so busy with "life", I completely forgot about the baby eagles. I'll need to show Josie this post. She's so excited about all wildlife.

Deanna said...

Thanks for posting these wonderful portraits of these amazing birds. What a story! Happy Gardening!!